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Mahābhārata IV: Epic Philosophy

TAT7204 – This course is the fourth of a 6-part Course Sequence that explores the great epic of India, The Mahābhārata.

This module covers the main philosophical portions of the Mahābhārata. We will read sections of the Udyogaparvan (Viduranīti and Sanatsujātīya), Bhīṣmaparvan (Bhagavadgītā), Śāntiparvan (Mokṣadharmaparvan) and Āśvamedhikaparvan (Anugītā). A basic overview of Vedānta, Sāṃkhya, Yoga, and Mīmāṃsa will be provided so that the overall philosophical message of the Mahābhārata, as the fulfillment of the four puruṣārthas or goals of life, can be understood.

 

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Course Code: TAT 7204

Credit Hours: 3

Course Level: 700

TAT7204 – This course is the fourth of a 6-part Course Sequence that explores the great epic of India, The Mahābhārata.

This module covers the main philosophical portions of the Mahābhārata. We will read sections of the Udyogaparvan (Viduranīti and Sanatsujātīya), Bhīṣmaparvan (Bhagavadgītā), Śāntiparvan (Mokṣadharmaparvan) and Āśvamedhikaparvan (Anugītā). A basic overview of Vedānta, Sāṃkhya, Yoga, and Mīmāṃsa will be provided so that the overall philosophical message of the Mahābhārata, as the fulfillment of the four puruṣārthas or goals of life, can be understood.

 

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Description

Along with the study of the philosophy of different parvans, commentators such as Śaṅkara and Rāmānuja will be introduced to show the continuity as well as changes in the philosophical tradition. Within this tradition, the Mahābhārata will emerge as an important bridge between the Vedic revelation and classical schools of Indian philosophy. Additionally, we will read relevant sections of the Mahābhārata for thoughtful answers to the problems of applied ethics such as violence, anthropocentricity, patriarchy, privilege systems, and our obligations to society and to the environment.

Areas of Study: Text and Traditions

Required/ Elective: Required

Prerequisites: Must have completed  or  be concurrently enrolled in Orientation to Hindu Studies

Instructor: Dr. Vishwa Adluri   Dr. Joydeep Bagchee

Day:- Every Saturday

Start Date:- July 10,  2021

End Date:- September 25, 2021

Time:- 10:00 am EST – 01:00  pm EST.

Quarter: Summer 2021

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